Labiaplasty, also known as labia reduction, vaginal lip reduction, or labia rejuvenation, is a procedure performed to decrease the size and improve the appearance of enlarged, hypertrophic or asymmetrical labia minora. The enlarged labia may cause some women to experience discomfort like pinching or pulling during certain activities or with some clothing.

This procedure can greatly enhance the cosmetic appearance of the outer vagina giving many women greater confidence and self-esteem. This is especially important for women who are unhappy or embarrassed with the way their labia look. Often this problem affects sexual relationships and a woman’s ability to feel better about herself. This is a problem that is fairly common but which most women are embarrassed to discuss with their physicians. Dr. de Ramón understands this concern and has handled patients with care and dignity.  Labiaplasty not only helps with the external vaginal appearance, but women experience significant improvement or relief of symptoms.

Labiaplasty consists of making fine incisions on the sides of each labia (labia minora or inner lips) placed within natural folds and creases. The excess tissue is removed and the incision site is closed using absorbable sutures. Therefore, no suture removal is required.

Am I a good candidate for labiaplasty?

Women who have a concern about their labia are excellent candidates for labiaplasty. Patients should be a non-smoker or willing to quit for a period of time before and after surgery.

What is the recovery like?

Most patients return to work within a few days. Exercise, lifting and sexual intercourse will be restricted for 4-6 weeks after surgery. Dr. de Ramón’s years of experience in plastic surgery combined with his attention to detail and precise nature ensure consistent results.

Dr. de Ramón has a specially trained medical staff to offer personal care throughout the recovery process. Post-op patients are also given his personal cell phone number to contact him in case of problems or questions.

How much does a labiaplasty cost?

In most cases, a labiaplasty is performed under local anesthesia in our in-office surgical suite. The fees for labiaplasty performed in our office range from $3300-3500. If the procedure is performed as an outpatient, fees range from $4100-4500.

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